Tue, 15/03/2011 - 09:58
Price and range have been highlighted as the most important factors in buying habits of online book buyers, with recommendation and review less crucial.
In a survey of 91,500 customers worldwide on the Book Depository's website, the retailer found price was critical with 63.1% of customers deeming it very important. Range was the...
Wed, 09/03/2011 - 09:48
Ten times as many people shop at Amazon than online at Waterstone's, a survey has revealed, while more than half of respondents bought books online.
The research, carried out by the Institute of Direct Marketing, www.theidm.com, showed that 80% of some 2,000 readers surveyed bought books...
Wed, 02/03/2011 - 15:00
Rare and out-of-print books specialist AbeBooks is to acquire Zvab.com, the online marketplace for German rare antiquarian books.
The company, which was itself bought by Amazon.com in 2008, reached an agreement with Mediantis AG to acquire the assets of the business.
Hannes Blum, AbeBooks c.e.o said: "With its great...
Wed, 19/01/2011 - 15:40
The Book Depository grew sales by more than 70% in the half-year to December 2010, with revenue now expected to be £120m in its full year, almost double what it achieved the year before.
Sales increased to £60m up from last year’s sales of £35m. Kieron Smith, managing director of the online bookseller, said sales...
Tue, 14/12/2010 - 09:32
Tesco and Sainsbury's have suspended deliveries to Scotland as the north of the British Isles continues to be affected by recent heavy snow.
Despite a recent thaw in conditions, retailers are continuing to struggle with clearing a backlog of deliveries.
Asda has said a small number of orders may be delayed or cancelled....
Mon, 06/09/2010 - 08:07
Random House Children's Books is to publish a virtual paranormal romance with interactive features with Stardoll, an online fashion and games community for teenage girls.
The first episode of Mortal Kiss will go online today (6th September), with the rest of the 80,000 word novel delivered in daily feeds over the eight weeks...
Tue, 10/08/2010 - 10:02
John Wiley has launched an online library with access to more than 4 million articles.
Wiley Online Library allows the academic community access to a collection of online resources including articles from 1,500 journals and 9,000 books. The website launched last weekend.
William J Pesce, president and chief executive, said: "...
Mon, 05/07/2010 - 06:15
A north London branch of academic bookseller Blackwell is to shut at the end of July, citing competition with online retailers, the Islington Tribune reports.
The Holloway Road branch served students from nearby London...
Tue, 15/06/2010 - 15:03
US publishers have hit out at Amazon for taking away existing services if it does not participate in its new "Levels of Service" programme.
Tue, 09/02/2010 - 10:53
Independent Gallic Books is to advertise a new title by François Lelord on music streaming site Spotify. The publisher, which specialises in bringing French writing to English-speaking readers, will promote Lelord’s Hector and the Search for Happiness on the site, which has almost 3m members, for two weeks during April....